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Governor Signs Budget, Vetoes Line Items

HARRISBURG —  Governor Corbett signed the state budget on Thursday but used his power to veto certain parts of the spending plan.

It has been 10 days since the governor was handed a budget approved by state lawmakers.

Governor Corbett claims the state legislature did not do its job to keep spending in line with revenue.

He criticized lawmakers for failing to deal with pension reform and announced that he’s vetoing $65 million from the general assembly’s own budget.

“I am forcing mutual sacrifice with the general assembly through the governor’s ability to line item veto and hold spending in budgetary reserve,” Governor Corbett said.

The state legislature could still override the governor’s line item vetoes


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